Defenders' stories

Here at ISHR we are constantly being inspired by the brave people taking action to defend human rights and want to share some of their stories with you.

Patricia Schulz

Patricia Schulz is a Swiss lawyer specialised in international human rights law and gender equality. She is a Senior research associate at UNRISD, the United Nations Research Institute on Social Development, and a former member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Human rights defender’s profile: Cédric Herrou from France

ISHR had the chance to meet with Cédric Herrou for the Geneva premiere of movie 'Libre' where director Michel Toesca follows him in his endeavours in France's Roya Valley. During our interview, Herrou, a migrant rights defender and president of association 'Défends Ta Citoyenneté', shared his testimony, challenges, aspirations and calls to action with ISHR.

Wang Dan

Tuesday 4 June 2019 marks 30 years since in the heart of Beijing, on Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government brutally cracked down on pro-democracy students, killing hundreds, if not thousands of peaceful demonstrators. This brutal massacre shook the world.

Join us

Don’t miss out on our latest vital work in human rights